Understanding the Authentication Flow

Learn how to manage authentication in a React app for seamless user experience.

We’ve already explored authentication on a social media project from a backend perspective. But how does this manifest in the React application?

Managing authentication in React

Well, things will be a little bit different. To quickly recapitulate, we have a registration and a login endpoint. These endpoints return the user objects with two tokens:

  • An access token with a lifetime of 5 minutes: This token helps with authenticating on the server side when requesting without the need to log in again. Then, we can access resources and perform actions on these resources.

  • A refresh token: This token helps retrieve another access token if one has already expired.

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